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Freedom of Information: ‘How we spent N45m to train 1,000 primary school teachers’, Nasarawa State Govt tells SERAP

Freedom of Information: ‘How we spent N45m to train 1,000 primary school teachers’, Nasarawa State Govt tells SERAP

The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), disclosing how “the government spent Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds on primary school education between 2015 and 2019 including spending N45 million in one week to train one thousand primary school teachers.” This development was disclosed on ... Read More »

Insecurity: ‘I need more time to disclose spending on security votes,’ Al-Makura tells SERAP

Insecurity: ‘I need more time to disclose spending on security votes,’ Al-Makura tells SERAP

The governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has responded to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and asked “for more time within which to compile and provide details on the spending by the State on security votes, as this will require more than 7 days to process given that the information being requested ... Read More »

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

SERAP urges Gov. Dickson to reject life pension for Bayelsa lawmakers

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State urging him to use his “good offices as trustee of the state’s resources, and consistent with your constitutional oath of office, to reject the proposed life pension bill by the leader of the House of Assembly Peter Akpe, and to prevail upon ... Read More »

Insecurity: SERAP writes Buhari, 36 governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Insecurity: SERAP writes Buhari, 36 governors, seeks disclosure of spending on ‘security votes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent Freedom of Information requests to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors in Nigeria requesting them to use their “good offices and leadership positions to urgently provide information on specific details of spending of appropriated public funds as security votes between 2011 and 2019.” In the separate requests sent to president ... Read More »

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Okowa 7 days to disclose spending on primary education

Success Adegor: SERAP gives Okowa 7 days to disclose spending on primary education

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa of Delta State requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to urgently provide information on details of the budgetary allocations and actual spending by your government to provide and ensure access of Nigerian children to free and quality primary ... Read More »

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Court gives green light to SERAP in suit to compel Fashola to name ‘corrupt contractors’

Nigerians keen on knowing the truth about specific names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, may soon have some answers, as the Federal High Court in Lagos has given the go-ahead to Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in its suit seeking: “an order for leave to apply for an order ... Read More »

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

Police most corrupt institution in Nigeria, reveals SERAP survey

A new public survey released today by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerge as the most corrupt, with the power sector identified as the second most corrupt in the country today. Other public institutions identified ... Read More »

SERAP blames successive govts, NASS for 2019 election delay, threatens legal action

SERAP blames successive govts, NASS for 2019 election delay, threatens legal action

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Nigerians to “hold successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999 and the leadership of the National Assembly responsible for the patently unlawful postponement of the 2019 general elections scheduled to hold yesterday but now to hold on Saturday.” The organization said: “Given the increasing tendency to postpone elections and the ... Read More »

‘I can’t find names of alleged corrupt contractors from our record’, Fashola replies SERAP

‘I can’t find names of alleged corrupt contractors from our record’, Fashola replies SERAP

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to executive any projects, but we could not find ... Read More »

SERAP asks court to compel Fashola to name contractors who disappeared with project money

SERAP asks court to compel Fashola to name contractors who disappeared with project money

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN over “failure to disclose specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, starting from the return of democracy in 1999 to 2018.” In the suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 filed ... Read More »

SERAP gives NJC 5 days to take over CJN Onnoghen’s case

SERAP gives NJC 5 days to take over CJN Onnoghen’s case

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open petition to the Next-In-Rank to the Chairman of the National Judicial Council (NJC) urging the NJC “to immediately take over from the Code of Conduct Tribunal the case of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen with a view to setting up a committee to investigate the allegations of breach ... Read More »

Scrap Security Votes, Immunity Clause, SERAP Tells Presidential Candidates

Scrap Security Votes, Immunity Clause, SERAP Tells Presidential Candidates

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked all presidential candidates in the 2019 elections, to commit themselves to innovative antigraft reforms which include the scraping of security votes and immunity clause for political office holders.  SERAP’s position was contained in a letter which the organisation said it has sent out to all major presidential candidates in the forthcoming polls. ... Read More »

‘Ask AGF to take complaints against Justice Onoghen to NJC’, SERAP tells Buhari

‘Ask AGF to take complaints against Justice Onoghen to NJC’, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “instruct the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN, to immediately withdraw the charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria Walter Onoghen and to send any allegations of breach of asset declaration provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) to the National ... Read More »

Publish ‘names of contractors that disappeared with money for power projects’, SERAP tells Fashola

Publish ‘names of contractors that disappeared with money for power projects’, SERAP tells Fashola

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Power, Works and Housing urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently provide information on specific names and details of contractors and companies that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, starting ... Read More »